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specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal of the health care reform law. permanent extension of the bush era tax cuts for everybody. along with new tax breaks for small businesses. a freeze in nonsecurity related federal hiring and a requirement that all new legislation pass a constitution check. those last two points are a nod to the tea party which by the way handed several republican candidates their hats in this year's primaries. some brand new polling is boosting republican hopes in the november senate races with one big exception. our cnn senior political editor joins me from d.c. with the stories behind these numbers. let me get started with the numbers. then i want to hear what you to say about it. in pennsylvania, former republican congressman pat toomey leads joe sestak 49% to 44%. wisconsin republican ron johnson leads three-term incumbent russ feingold, 5
to virginia to michigan. watch. >> people in this district are mad and i'm mad too. >> you took on congress. standing up against a congressional pay raise. voting against the health care bill because it costs too much. and going against his own party, he voted against the wall street bailout. >> i must ask myself ten times a day what is washington thinking? we're fed up and so am i. that's why i voted against bailing out wall street. i went to work for michigan. >> those are the three democratic house incumbents, but it's not just house democrats, mike castle, mike newman, even the grandson of richbd nard nix. ties to the republican establishment especially if you carry the title of congressman could be a career ender this year. republican and democrat running this year who are avoiding the party label completely. can you guess which party these candidates belong to? take a look. >> bill saved a lot of jobs. >> and he created a lot more. >> bill young has always created jobs in florida. >> this successful program created jobs, jobs, jobs. >> this is an ordinary man who does extraordinary th
a pro. >>> there's a way to do populism in politics. there's the way john is doing it in west virginia where he is the nominee for senate, his third try for the office. mr. racy is a really, really, really wealthy guy which is not so uncommon in west virginia, at least among united states senators. democrat jay rockefeller is, after all, a freaking rockefeller. think progress point to an interview that mr. racy gave a few days ago to politics daily writer matt lewis when asked about his background in business, he was handed his politician's chance to relate to joe the coal miner and he proceeded to blow that chance totally. >> tell us a little bit about you and your business experience and how you got here. >> well, i made my money the old-fashioned way, i inherited it. i hope more people have that opportunity as we abolish inheritance tax in this country. >> an old joke about the old-fashioned way with money but from his tone i think john raese meant it. >> i made my money the old-fashioned way. i inherited it. and i think that's a great thing to do. >> he's either the most dead pan m
is talking about health care in virginia, hoping to drum up a little support for a new plan six months after he signed it. here is the live picture right now, a backyard discussion in falls church, virginia. let's listen to the president. >> -- somebody who helped to champion the kinds of reforms and patients' rights we'll talk about here today, congressman jim moran is here. thank you so much, jim. [ applause ] and falls church mayor nade nader baruk i was just mentioning baruk means blessings in hebrew, one who is blessed and barack means the same thing so he and i, we're right there. and i know he feels blessed to be the mayor of this wonderful town. you know, when i came into office, obviously we were confronted with an historic crisis, the worst financial crisis since the great depression. we had lost 4 million jobs in the six months before i was sworn in, and we've lost almost 800,000 the month i was sworn in. obviously, the economy has been uppermost on our minds and i had to take a series of steps very quickly to make sure that we prevented the country from going into a second great
the american people vent if will you. interesting to me, i just spent a couple days in southeastern virginia for a big piece on cnn.com publishing it tomorrow about sort of what happened in the obama mojo. take virginia. look, there were all of these obamacans. republicans who became obama fans in 2008. they crossed the aisle because they were inspired, just like some democrats were, and thought he was going to change things. i talk to democrats, republicans and independents in southeast virginia. they were basically saying, look, not angry at him. saying, we think he's a good man. we think he's got ideas and is trying, but basically said he tried to do too much too fast in the first 20 months or so, and the second thing they say, it's just a constant political environment, because of the economy. the economic issues, you and gloria were talking about that, frankly it's a throw the bums out kind of mentality. look what a couple voters we talked to, republ >> no matter how he spent his time during office and how well he represented his constituency, unfortunately the majority of citizen whose
that is -- but i pray that is not true. i pray that is not true. i pray my junior colleague from virginia is correct when he says the one thing we cannot allow to change are the values upon which this couny is built. for if that were to occur, then they would be able to declare victory. genuine victory. i predict to you that one thing has chand, though, i respectfully suggest that the way of life of present and future terrorists has changed forever. thfuture of organized terrorist cellis abt to welcome the 21st century in a way th they never anticipate anticipated. for in this dastardly act they may have done what no other group of people could possibly have done, and that is unite the civilized world, unite our allies in europe who share our values, unite our russian friends, our chinese friends, unite the world. because that image of that plane smashing into the second to you we're has reverberated around the world, and every leader in every country can picture the same thing happening there their nation. i recently visited china with three of my colleagues. there are buildings in china
delays from germantown ford mva. no incidents just volume. you'll find if you are traveling in virginia, 395 slowing leaving duke street up toward seminary road. slow across theocko juan and again in springfield. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> quite the scene in a d.c. neighborhood where tons of belongings are dumped out on to the street. a woman's personal items stretching across several blocks of an intersection. >> the woman being kicked out of her home, desperate to save her items. we have the story. >> reporter: mrs. diaz said she was evicted from her home and she didn't have anywhere to go. this is all of her stuff. according to her, this is what she did, she basically collected these items to send home to her family in venezuela. i want to introduce you to mrs. diaz. obviously, it's been a long night. you lost your job, isn't that what happened. you used to be a care giver. tell me about that. >> i i've been working for many years for a senior citizen in their house and cleaning and taking their medication and whatever they need, i'm happy to do it. but the dy
michael steele who yesterday kicked off his fire pelosi bus tour in virginia told republicans it's time to rally behind christine o'donnell. >> i don't know if she can win until we try. how can you claim defeat before you attempt victory? this makes no sense. it makes no sense. stop it. stop it. >> meanwhile, o'donnell herself is fighting back against those questioning her chances. specifically against former bush administration adviser karl rov rove. >> but i am perplexed by what is going on with karl rove. all he has do is go to my website and he can see those accusations that he is continuing to put out are not true. i am very perplexed. i wonder does he want a democrat in that seat? >> still, the obama administration is seizing on the chance to paint o'donnell's victory as bad for the republican party and good for democrats. >> if you look at what people like karl rove or people like the state gop chairman have said, the republicans in delaware nominated something that they don't think can win or as one of them said couldn't be elected dog catcher. >>> and yesterday, former presiden
. this morning, obama holds a backyard chat in falls church, virginia, about health care reform so the president this morning is putting the spotlight on new benefits that kick in, as you said, tomorrow called the patient's bill of rights. the provisions include free immunizations for kids, no more lifetime health insurance coverage limits. no denial of coverage to kids with pre-existing conditions and young adults will be able to stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26. now, these are significant. but a reminder, most of the big pricey changes like requiring everyone to have insurance don't kick in until 2014. so some changes tomorrow but the rest down the road. >> all right. julie live for us in d.c. thanks very much for that update. >> poll showing most americans don't know what's in the health care bill. that's part of the problem. >> that's right. it will dribble out over the next couple of years. all right, we're starting to learn what is in bob woodward's brand new and as brian mentioned 16 books. 15 have been best sellers. that's it right there called "obama's war." essentially
of the capitol but in a hardware store in northern virginia. it's by design emphasizing the issue, jobs and the economy. >> what do we know about what's going to be in their agenda? >> five major themes. the five major themes are going to be jobs, spending, health care, national security, and reform of congress itself. specifics on these things are not holding them close to the vest so far. but the economy is definitely going to be the top issue. there's no kquestion about that. and it's interesting that there's a not, we're told, from gop sources to tea party issues. no it just a promise to repeal the health care bill, but a legislation and scrutinize legislation to make sure it's constitutional. another nod to the dominance of the economy. we're told not to expect much by the way of social issues in this republican ape general da, abortion and gay rights and things like that. >> they're going to avoid that. why is it so important to the republicans right now to be unveiling this new agenda. >> republican strategists, we talked to them for months and months. they understood that the mi
dubai to dulles airport in virginia, outside washington, d.c. she's the only hiker released. iran let her go on humanitarian grounds once $500,000 bail was paid. she will address the u.s. media for the first time today at 3:00 in new york at the parker meridian hotel a few blocks away from our world headquarters in midtown manhattan. sarah and her mother will read from prepared remarks. when they're finished, the mother of the two hikers who remain jailed at the prison in tehran will hold a press conference. secretary of state hillary clinton spoke about the whole situation this morning. >> great relief. i was so pleased that this young woman was able to come home. i want the other two young american americans josh and shane to come home as well. as a mother, i met with their mothers and i can't even imagine how painful the experience that they themselves have had inside prison, but then, of course, the pain that their families feel. >> reporter: shourd made a brief statement yesterday and did not make a mention of her 410-day stay inside the iranian prison or the health problems whic
of indiana, the virginia attorney general thater has been very controversial. the people not speaking are any member of congress who voted for the giant stimulus package. all these people here are for less government spending for aller government in general. you see there are quite a few of em. look at the march underway at pennsylvania avenue if we ha that video. thousands of people marching from the washington monument where they had a prayer rvice earlier to the capitol steps where they expect to hear the speeches and speakers. the whole message of this event is a very political one; whereas, glenn beck came and it was somewhat of a solemn affair on the national mall aouple of weeks ago. this one is very political in advance of the elections. one of the organizers dick army says it's to send meage to incumbent candidates. re is what he had to say. let's slisten. >> it's a choice between smal government conservatives or big government liberals. big spenders versus people responsible with the taxpayers money. >> the slogan o the march here today is remember november. so they want people when
. but watch west virginia and connecticut. they'll still be in play. >> they're all dominos. if castle were there, republicans wouldn't have to spend a dime there and they could move it to connecticut. >> and west virginia. >> and to west virginia and to wisconsin. now they're pinned down there, pinned down in nevada in races they should have already put in their winning column. >> still ahead, elizabeth warren will be here. later, former president bill clinton. but first, willie, what do you have next? >>> tina mentioned jon stewart. we'll see jon stewart visiting bill o'reilly last night. they're playing a home and home series. also last night, joaquin phoenix returns to the scene of the crime. 18 months ago he came on bearded and mumbling. cleaned himself up for letterman last night. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i d
and virginia. right now -- across ohio and michigan and virginia. right now he's only charged with one attack. >>> now a stunning confession from the washington state woman who claimed a stranger threw acid on her face burning her badly. she now admits she did it to herself. fox 5 laura evans in our newsroom with the story. >> she went to the cops two weeks ago with a story everyone including her parents believed. donations started to pour in. the search for a suspect was underway. then the cops started to realize the story just didn't add up. well, tonight for the first time her parents are speaking out. >> nancy and i are deeply sorry. we're going through very tough times. >> reporter: two weeks ago bethany storro appeared in front of the press heavily bandaged and fragile, family by her side. she said she refused to be a victim. >> i can't let what she did to me wreck my life, you know. that is not fair. >> reporter: storro suffered severe burns august 30th changing the appearance of her face. the next day storro's mother shared details of the alleged attack as it was explained to her. >>
virginia. we picked virginia to sort of look at how the president is doing two years later because he won that state, first democrat to do that since 1964 back in 2008. and yet we found republicans and then democrats, independents, who voted for the president in 2008 saying this is not moving, turning around quickly enough. and one of the people we spoke to is reverend -- pastor mariner. and he said a lot of his parishioners, including african-americans who were proud to support the president in 2008 are saying what happened? >> people don't seem excited about voting. they don't seem energetic. what difference would it make? we've got the first african-american president in office, but look at where we are now. >> what do you tell them when they seem disappointed? they had a lot of hope, but now they're disappointed. >> i don't know if they're disappointed at him, disappointed in the process. i think they're disappointed in overall this functional attitude in congress. >> and that's an important point to make. i heard that from other voters, as well. even some republicans say they voted f
they are, john. i spent the last couple of days in sort of southeastern virginia, norfolk virginia beach area on exactly that question. what happened to the obama magic. we picked virginia because he won that state. the first time a democrat did that since 1964. and this particular part of virginia, they elected a freshman democrat. and since that time, he's been running away from the president. a sure sign that the president's popularity, some of ththat magi has flipped in places like virginia. the democrat appeared with then candidate obama four times in 2008. now he hasn't appeared with him at all. he voted against health care reform. why? well, we talked to some independent voters in that district who voted for president obama in 2008. and they just say, look, they have no personal against the president. they think he tried to do too much too fast. and number two, they said the economy's so awful right now, people are just in complete panic mode right now and that what they want to do is take it out on their representative. whether it's a democrat, whether it's a republican. and ther
of the country. >>> in charlottesville, virginia, thomas jefferson is getting a bath. >> well, sort of. a bronze statue at the university of virginia is being cleaned up. conservation experts have washed the founding father's statue with a mild detergent and then coated the statue with a specially made wax. >> they say that wax prevents corrosion and makes the bronze shine. school administrators admit jefferson was looking shabby and grubby. and the statue needed some repairs. it's time for a makeover because it's been there since 1918. cleaning it also gave them a chance to recast some of the items that have just disappeared over time. he used to have swords and a crown and scales of justice. and a scale of justice. they also said they can fix the marble base. so if you see it, you'll probably notice a few other things by his feet. >> t.j. looking good. more news after this. he's single, he's great looking and i'm going to introduce you in two weeks. he's a dentist so whiten your teeth. no coffee, no espresso. mm-hmm. ♪ [ female announcer ] crest 3d white toothpaste. the remarkable toothpaste
. >>> now some virginia nonprofits are getting a boost they really didn't anticipate. fox 5's beth parker tells us it's coming from an unexpected place. >> reporter: jerry mcclard is days from turning 65 putting his life in order, giving some money to charity. in fact, there are places -- they're places he thinks saved his life. >> if i hadn't lived here, i might not be talking to you today. >> reporter: jerry is homeless. since february of 2002 he's lived here at the winchester rescue mission. jerry does the laundry and answers the phone. he's saved up money from his social security checks. now he's donating $1,000 to the mission, $1,000 to the nonprofit community coalition action project and $500 to a free clinic. >> he had the opportunity, could he have done whatever he wanted with -- he could have done whatever he wanted with that, but his heart told him to give it where it's most needed. >> reporter: some of the money jerry donated will go to this program. the idea is for men who come to the mission and need help to be able to come here to this warehouse and learn a trade. >> just gi
between majority leader harry reid and republican sharron angle is virtually even. in west virginia it's also close. latest public policy poll has raise with a lead over governor joe manchin. despite manchin's 59% approval rating, this is the seat held for more than a half century by democrat robert byrd who died earlier in year. there is breaking news from yemen on the hunt for al-qaeda. that is coming up shortly. straight ahead, another warning to the u.s. from iran's fiery president. a free hoveround collapsible grabber with the purchase of your power chair. it reaches, it grabs, it's collapsible and it's portable. it goes wherever you go. get it free while supplies last. call the number on your screen to get your free video, brochure and your free hoveround collapsible grabber. call the number on your screen. >> bret: iran's president today addressed a united nations meeting on reducing poverty, hunger and disease. he told delegates that something else is in endangered now. capitalism. mahmoud ahmadinejad had amnous words for the u.s. -- ominous words for the u.s. senior correspon
. >> president obama turns his attention back to health care this morning, speaking to residents in virginia. then he heads to new york nrt u.n. general assembly. he will speak at a development summit and host a pair of democratic fund-raisers tonight. >>> the heads of the two farms linked to a recent salmonella outbreak will be on capitol hill today. >>> janet napolitano will testify before congress this morning about the growing threat of domestic terrorists. she is expected to say that home grown suspects are complicated efforts to detect terror plots. >>> other stories making headlines. bob woodward is out with a new book details the bitter white house strife over the war in afghanistan. "the new york times" obtained a copy of this book. >>> in bell, california, the town that's come to symbolize government corruption, eight officials are heading to court today, arrested on charges of fleecing taxpayers. in one instance, the city manager of the low income suburb was earning over $800,000 a year. and there may be good news for the trapped chilen miners. official rs being cautiously optimis
for a tuesday showdown when there will be republican opposition. west virginia, next. west virginia, next. caller: i think stephen colbert is an american and he has a right to say what he wants to say. that is how the man gets his views across. host: the fact that he is a celebrity -- caller: why shouldn't he? we say what we want to said. why can he say what he wants to say? host: people talked about his qualifications and talking about this issue. caller: that is how he gets what you want to say across. if you watch his show, which i do, him and jon stewart bring things to the forefront. they do it in a comical way. many people don't get it. we are all going to get a lot of field jaws because republicans are leading us down that path. there is such a gap between poor people and rich people is that we will need those jobs and fighting immigrants for those jobs if large class people don't wake up and vote. wake up and vote. host: new york , our republican line per caller: good morning. celebritiesk that should be in position to make comments all over the place. i believe that we are in thi
'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not a ca
on to virginia. republican line. good morning. caller: yes. we have where i live at we have three pen ten sharies here and there's over a thousand inmates there. and the state -- the tax people pay i hear anywhere from $16,000 to $25,000 a year. and that's not right for us to pay that kind of money for -- to how's those inmates. host: how many jobs do you think those three produce for that area? caller: very few. host: whether or not do you say that? caller: because it's a low income county and stuff. the only thing that keeps our county going is the coal mines and stuff. host: ok. did you have more to add? caller: i would just like, like i said, $25,000 that taxpayers pay to keep the inmate in jail. and just like i said, they need to get those inmates out and bring our soldiers back home from afghanistan and train those prisoners over there for two or three weeks and send them over there. host: according to the national public radio, in 2006 the it cost about $68 billion for corrections. the average cost per state inmate was $22,000 or about $62 per day among facilities operated by the federal b
and didn't need caffeine because the speakers were firing them up. and of course, virginia governor bob mcdonnell spoke and the thing that had their attention focused, were the results of the straw poll. who people think will win and should win the republican nomination in 2012. >> mike huckabee missed coming in first by 11 votes. so, that, you know, pence couldn't get all the attention, but huck, i guess, a crowd favorite. >> and last year, mike huckabee won and this year pence was the winner, huckabee second. romney third, gingrich fourth. and palin who didn't go because she was in des moines at the g.o.p. fun raiser came in fifth place. >> who people chose for vice-president was interesting, he chose mike pence and he had to withdraw his name from that and then it became sarah palin was the winner of the vice-president one. rick santorum, paul ryan, demint and mike huckabee last. >> mike pence not somebody our viewers know a tremendous amount about. congressman from indiana second arguably most high profile because governor mitch daniels, a lot of folks across the state and country l
, indiana, north dakota, arkansas, wisconsin and west virginia. that's a band of strength. >> in some of these states there are tea party candidates. i thought one of the things the republican party was worried about was losing that advantage and perhaps independents or others going for the democratic candidate. >> quite frankly, the fallacy of the moderate democrat is out the window. in 2006 and 2008 the democratic party had huge pickups where they took candidates in very conservative districts and they stood up and they said, i'm a conservative democrat, i think the obama agenda in terms of health care, spending, the proposed taxes that have been thrown around, that fallacy is gone and people are rallying to reject that and say, you know what, we've got to turn back the tide. this is out of hand. the other point i want to make is a lot has been bandied about the republican party of delaware being quote/unquote establishment. nothing could be further from the truth. at the same convention where we nominated and endorsed mike castle, we also endorsed perhaps the most conservative memb
-existing conditions. >>> other stories making headlines on a thursday. in virginia, the first execution of a woman there in nearly a century is set for today. lewis was accused of master minding a murder for hire in 2002. the two gunmen in that case got life sentences. >>> abbott laboratories has announced a voluntary recall of millions of containers of top-selling similac infant formula after beetles and larva were found in some of the products. they don't pose any immediate health risks. >>> sign of the times, blockbuster filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy as it reorganizes, the former video rental power house has lost market share to subscription sites like netflix and to video streaming services. >>> and 26-year-old facebook founder mark zuckerburg is announcing a big donation, $100 million for the newark, new jersey, school system. this just as a movie accusing him of stealing the idea for facebook hits theaters this weekend. >> all right. >> we don't want to be cynical. >> yes, yes, yes. >>> we know there's the best dressed, the top 25 in sports. but if you're going to make the list, this is pr
and in single single digits in connecticut and west virginia. the republicans are still going to have a very good night on election night, right? >> yeah. the republicans are going to have a good night, but what the tea party has done to the republicans is it's taken competitive races off the field and removed them into a more competitive position for the democrats. i'll give you a couple of examples. in nevada, harry reid was in serious trouble until a tea party candidate was nominated. in kentucky, the republicans shouldn't have to defend kentucky. but because there's a tea party candidate there -- >> a lot of people assumed mike castle was going to win last night. >> a lot of people said mike castle was going to win, but now the democrats are probably going to win that general. and if lisa markowski runs as an independent, the republicans will probably win there. but what they need to do is take a look at the seats that are now back in play or where democrats have an advantage because of the tea party movement, disrupting their primaries and frankly disrupting america. >> all right. we're
, pennsylvania, indiana, north dakota, arkansas, wisconsin, connecticut, west virginia, we're competitive in a lot of places. will we win them all? who knows. the delaware primary was interesting. new candidate, fresh face, i think she's got a good chance of winning. >> i mean she definitely wasn't your candidate. i mean basically they -- one would say that the public -- >> you picked out one. i just gave you 12 places where we have a chance of beating democrats. >> what are the qualification qualifications -- do they have? for instance, what is christine o'donnell's qualification for governing? what is sharron angle's actual qualification for governing? >> they won the primary fair and square against real competition and they ee americaed as the nominee. and sharron angle is running no worse than dead even against the majority leader of the senate. i think that's pretty significant. >> you're not afraid there might be a turnoff whether it's -- >> am i afraid of having more republicans in the senate? of course, not. >> that's not the question. are you not afraid that somewhat -- some migh
is there, outside of d.c., sterling, virginia, this morning. a lot of what's in the pledge seems to be classic republican ideas that we've heard for some time now, years, as a meat of fact, anything new in here? >> reporter: well, i think what's new and what's most interesting is the way that house republicans are trying to make the tea parties voters, especially understand that they are trying to listen to them. i think we have some examples of points that i saw were clear indications that they were trying to reach out. little things. for example, weekly votes on spending cuts. a pledge to cut congress's budget. a net hiring freeze of nonsecurity federal employees. and a vote on every regulation costing more than $100 million. those, each of those, is a nod to the idea that many in the base, you know, you hear republicans talking about this rebellion. rebellion is in large part about spending. so these are little things that the house republicans say they will try to do to address that. in addition to that there are some items in here that address the whole idea at that governme
from virginia, theresa lewis has been executed. she died by lethal injection. the 41-year-old grandmother was convicted of plotting the 2002 killings of her husband and stepson. asked if she had any last words, lewis said, quote, i just want kathy to know i love her and i'm sorry, referring to kathy cliffton, the daughter of one victim, and the sister of another. her lawyers argue that lewis borderline i.q. allowed her to be manipulated by her co-defendant. >>> today at the u.n., president obama told the general assembly now is the time for israelis and palestinians to work toward a future that includes a palestinian homeland and a secure israel. the president also says the door remains open for talks with iran. however, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad suggested the u.s. was somehow involved in the 9/11 attacks, prompting delegates from the u.s. and several allies to walk out. >>> a $42 billion bill aimed at helping small businesses cleared the house today with the support of just one republican. the senate passed its version a week ago with two republicans backing i
of west virginia, he wants to be a democratic senator, just yesterday, he came out and said tax cuts should be held in place. he joins people like joe lieberman, ben nelson of nebraska, bill nelson of florida, jim webb of virginia, all these are moderate democrats. how do you buck that trend when these people are drib ling out by the day? >> you're exactly right, bill. if the conservative -- the conservative democrats are worried, they understand that what's been driving this conversation for the longest time has been that the white house has not been paying sufficient attention to the economy, that the unemployment numbers remain high, and that most americans are pessimistic about what the future holds, and this is everything from the tax hike to the decifit. but for the moment, what we saw last week was the president going on the offensive and saying where are the ideas, where is the help coming from with republicans and the white house has forced congressman boehner to say he would agree to tax cuts even if it meant the tax cuts for the rich weren't coming through. that as you kno
this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain old incandescent lightbulbs. new energy standards will ought but ban the bulbs. most of which are made overseas. seems the invention that thomoh edison perfected 130 years ago is flickering and fading. >> this is edison's private experimental room at the laboratory. one of the things he was working on a lot in the late 1880s and early 1890s were ways of improving the electric lamp. >> reporter: edison historian paul israel says the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, edison was always somebody kind of looking forward. one of the things he was always very interested in was more efficient ways to generate electricity. so he would have seen that as the future. >> reporter: the incandescent bulb might be edison's most important innovation. notorious for getting by on a few hours' sleep, he wanted to transform the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night. but the old incandescent bulb is inefficient. compact fluorescents use ne
a lot to actually gallon virginia nice the left. in fact yesterday at a chamber luncheon in anchorage, berkowitz reached out and endorsed her. the folk that are coming around here are not perceived as conservative, but they have policies of the past rather than recognizing the situation we are in right now. jenna: let's talk a little bit about the two party system. you've called yourself a constitutional conservative. do you believe the way the government is running right now with the two party system is the way that the founders intended it to run or is this country at a political crossroads today. >> it's at a political crossroads in the sense that this nation as a whole, not only here in ask but in many other states week nicest that we cannot go forward with the system we have in great, growing government, growing fiscal debts that are making the country financially. and it is time for one of the parties, and i think that is best placed in the republican party to catch that understanding and put into effect a system that reverses the growth of government. it's an opportunity to skh
on the virginia farm of nfl superstar quarterback michael vick. >> and i have to pate consequences for it. >> reporter: he pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and served 19 months in a federal prison and became a lightning rod for critics. but few paid attention to the 51 pit bulls taken from vick's farm. their fate seemed sealed. >> we had been told these were the most dangerous aggressive dogs in america. >> but donna reynolds, who specializes in rescuing and rehabilitating pit bulls was on a panel of animal experts that found that the dogs were not aggressive towards people. the panel believed these dogs should get a chance to live. >> once we met the dogs, we knew that we had a lot of work to do because so many were shut down around people, scared to death. >> reporter: this is uba. in 2007, headlines branded him menacing. and this is uba today. >> he can wave. wave. there you go! >> reporter: meet frodo. >> your buddies. >> reporter: and johnny. >> what's this? >> when the 51 dogs were first evaluated, hopes for rehabilitation were guarded, at best. >> the experts going in, like i said,
of a virginia woman to halt an execution. theresa lewis has pleaded guilty to her part of the murders of her husband and stepson in their home. but lewis and her lawyers argue thae shoo has an iq that is borderline retarded and could not commit the crime alone. but it was denied and the death by lethal injection should continue saturday night. >>> and the final vote for "don't ask, don't tell" is four short of the 60 votes needed to overcome republican opposition. the democrats are accusing the gop of stalling on the defense bill while democrats are saying they are using this bill to force through provisions like "don't ask, don't tell." >>> a group of scientists are warning against building highways through the serengeti, and they say that the proposed road would cause disaster and disrupt the migration of thousands of zebras and wild beasts and the president has said he is a conservation ally and he won't allow something to be built to ruin the ecosystem. >>> finally, bedbugs are popping up all over the country, and experts are gathering to attend a bedbug summit outside of chicago. on dis
in virginia closing three years after the fed starts moving to phase out light bulbs, ordering government buildings to use fluorescent bulbs to save energy. my next guest thinks that the plan backfired and people are going to lose their jobs from this factory. it's congressman joe barton. this caught our eye. it encapsulate as number of issues out there right now. why are you fighting to save the indan des -- incandescent light bulb? >> they're cheaper, environmentally correct and we think consumers ought to make the correct choice, especially middle and low income americans, they can't afford four, $5 light bulbs when you can get the old fashioned light bulb for 40, 50 cents a pop. martha: but part of the action is to say that the government won't purchase incandescent light bulbs nip. it doesn't mean the rest of us can't. >> it also says it can't be sold as retail in the united states. martha: they can't be sold anywhere after -- when is this going to go into effect? >> 2014. so we want to repeal it. this is indicative of the overreach that the obama administration, mrs. pelosi and majo
this area was founded in 1609 by sailors trying to get to virginia, and they settled here. i can tell you from 1609 to present day they know how to handle these tropical systems. they were well prepared, they were willing to accept the damage from the tree, the roof damage and the shattered windows, blocked roadways. it goes with the territory, so to speak. some of the flooding that we had along the coastline is caused by some of the nine to 12-foot waves that pushed by the wind you're going to have that. that's water is now since receded which is good news. there are other issues in terms of the main causeway in bermuda. that's shut. the airport is closed. when the winds subside, what they will do is take a team of engineers out by the causeway and check fort structural damage. if it appears sound, they will open it back up. and hopefully thereafter the airport. >> reynolds wolf doing yeoman's service in bermuda. >>> sarah shourd who spent more than a year in prison is back on u.s. soul but her heart is in iran. >> her fiance and friend are being held accused by the iranian government of
are going to unveil tomorrow in virginia sort of their blueprint, their game plan, what they're going to do if they take control of congress. there's going to be a couple nods to the tea party movement in that platform that's unveiled tomorrow. they recognize this is a powerful group that will help propel them into power certainly in the house. >> and the thing is, again, this tea party movement is so much like the pro movement. for some reason you bring that up and people are always, no, no, it's worse. but the perot people were talking about the same thing, limited government, the constituti constitution, didn't want excessive engagement overseas. that's where sarah palin splits from the tea party. tea party are a lot like ron paul and pat buchanan and the perot people. they don't think we should be fighting wars all over the world. i'm in one accord for them. you can't be for small government at home and be for massive intervention overseas. sarah palin, i don't know that there's a war that's been fought over the past 20 years that sarah palin didn't like. >> if you spend any time at all
. >> and president obama held a discussion in the home of falls church, virginia, but he strayed off topic to talk to the crowd about a question he often faces about how he manages stress. >> people ask me, sort of how do i stay calm in my job. the reason i stay calm in my job is that every night at 6:30 no matter how busy i am, i go upstairs and i have a short commute, and i go upstairs and i have dinner with my wife and my daughters. and as long as they are doing good, as long as they are healthy and happy and running around and telling me stories about the crazy things that happened at school today, then there is a certain baseline that just gives you that sense, well, i can take anything, right? now, the flipside is when malia or sasha get a sniffle or an ear infection or a scrape or a bruise, i'm over there just miserable. >> dinner with the family helps anyone out, i would say, with stress. speaking of dinner, wolf, any dinner plans with mr. trump this evening for you? >> no dinner plans. i am getting on the plane to fly back on the shuttle. i will be back -- >> we miss you. >> i think that
past 118. this is the pace of the way down to nih. next we go to virginia. the beltway leaving trpast king street. adam caskey has a good news forecast? >> we really do need some rain. unfortunately, i cannot bring rain showers into the forecast any time soon. spotty showers here and there late tomorrow and tomorrow night, not enough to really amount to much and give us relief from the drought situation. otherwise, a fantastic day today. feels great right now. 52 in laurel. new clouds roll over head, but that is pretty much it. calling in another refreshing start to the day. 57 and brunswick and bowie, 64 in la plata. highs in the 80's, close to 82 this afternoon. increasing clouds, and the slight chance of a few spotty showers late thursday and thursday night. >>> in the news this morning, former maryland governor bob ehrlich won the chance to try to get his old job back. he beat brian murphy in the republican primary, setting up a rematch with governor martin o'malley. for continuous local news coverage, go ♪ well, i talk about it talk about it ♪ ♪ talk about it talk about it
they'll have a roundtable at a lumber company, outside of washington here in virginia and they'll have small business owners who sit at the table, the man who owns the lumber yeard, his wife, an attorney and, a salesman and, someone in software development, and here's points we know they'll hit on in the so-called governing document, they'll roll out, job creation, at this top of everybody is a list and republicans will outline what they propose to make it happen and also something they have been fighting for, extending the bush tax cuts, for everyone, across the board, all income levels and, also, something we hear they may include, a 72-hour mandatory reading period, for bills that are put together, have to get posted and members have to have a chance to read them before they get to the floor for a vote, 20 items in all, we'll have details tomorrow morning. martha. martha: three days may not be wrong enough to read the bills we have seen coming through the past year, so, democrats haven't really seen this yet but how -- are they responding to what they have heard so far. >> reporter:
do tuesday's primary results mean for democrats? former virginia governor tim kaine is the chairman of the democratic national committee. governor kaine, good morning to you. >> good to be with you, meredith. >> good to have you here. christine o'donnell wins in delaware and it is the democrats who are grinning ear to ear, in part because so many analysts say she cannot win a general election. what does her win mean for the democratic party? >> i think that's part of it. that we have a chance to win a race that was going to be extremely difficult for us to win, and now we feel like we have a super chance to win with chris coons. the other thing i think it shows is the deep civil war that's going on in the republican party. i think the message is, moderates aren't welcome. moderates keep out. mike castle, a classic moderate republican who had been governor and a nine-term congressman rejected, that means the moderate and independent voters are going to have to look really hard -- >> or it shows that you are underestimating the tea party and tea party candidates? >> well, we're going
fundraising dinner. the former chairman of virginia's democratic party writes about her this morning in "the washington post," says sarah palin saved the g.o.p. here how he concludes -- palin started as tonto, but became the lone ranger. she runs mains strong and stood by her party. she's become a bridge between the old republican guard and the growing right-wing dissatisfaction, not just about democrats, but also with republican office holders. palin's ability to advocate for using the g.o.p., not a third party to channel this angst has allowed republican voter anger to boil, yet not boil over. should republicans run up the score in november, sarah palin will deserve a lot of credit she will never get. guest: i don't know whether she'll get it, but i think that's a very accurate assessment. i think palin has been great. she's been a dynamo. she has advocated for conservative principles unapologetically. when they tried to beat her down, she bounces right back, and she's right back in her faces, and she set an example. and really, do you realize what it's like to have the entire media machin
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